This year's Tulsa Convention was a great success! Over 2100 folks from over 700 families attended and enjoyed dozens of vendors, speakers and other events. Among the events offered for our children this year was a Secret Service investigation into God's plan for us, a Mock Election for our soon-to-be voting teenagers, an Art & Photo contest for all ages up to 18, and an Entrepreneur Expo for our young business owners. And for the first time, we held a Variety Show for folks of all ages.
Speakers this year included: Michael & Elizabeth Smith, Phil & Paul Downer, Todd Wilson, The Mally Family, Diana Waring, Barb Shelton, Dennis Gunderson, Joanne Calderwood, Susan Chrisman, Kim Ford, Cindy Nicolai, Sam Oliphant, Tracy Phillips, Cyndi Kinney, Andrew Pudewa, and Jennifer Courtney.
Workshops ranged from how to create friendships between your children, to how to choose your curriculum, to homeschooling and parental rights.
Here are some comments from some of our OCHEC families:
"I thought the convention was amazing ... I can say that I learned so much and am so excited to use the resources I learned to better teach my kids and strengthen my relationship with my family as a whole. I already can't wait for the next convention."
"Thank you for offering this service to the homeschoolers of Oklahoma. I enjoy attending every year ... The encouragement from the speakers is very beneficial and needed. I appreciate the choices the convention committee has made in booking speakers that encourage a Christ-centered focus to homeschooling. Thank you for all your hard work."